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A friend gave me this easy, low-fat chicken recipe years ago, and I've tweaked the spices to my family's tastes. I'm requested to make it at least twice a month. —Judi Guizado, Rancho Cucamonga, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 285 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 47g protein .

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, 3/4 cup water, onion, bouillon and seasonings; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  2. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p58

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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katlaydee3 248189
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Delicious recipe! I made this super tender chicken over white rice for our Mother's Day dinner."

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psygrad95 238727
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2015

"Bland"

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JudyCar 236315
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"Was great!"

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pajamaangel 224558
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"Made as directed and found it delicious with a nice little spice to it. Very easy to make, too."

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s-marttinen@hotmail.com 149585
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"So delicious! I made this using garlic and onion instead of the powder types and served on rice pilaf and my family really enjoyed it- will be making again."

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mas4144 163401
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"I made this recipe last night. The only difference was I used thighs instead of breasts. We think they have more flavor and are moister. I braised the chicken in olive oil until almost done. I did not use chili powder nor terrigon. I would never have thought of such a thing, definitely not Italian. I used a whole chopped small onion, 8 ounces of sliced muhrooms and two cans of Italian tomatoes. I poured all ingredients over chicken, covered and simmered for about thirty minutes. No corn starch, just let it cook until liquid is reduced. I adjusted the seasonings and then I baked it in the oven for about thirty minutes and sprinkled Mozarella (sp) cheese on top and baked it a few minutes longer to melt and brown the cheese. I served it over angel hair spaghetti with Caesar salad and sweet Italian bread. I definitely will do this again. My husband loved it and so did I."

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swinny 102840
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"Hubby and I really liked all of the flavors together. Delicous as is!!!!"

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olddutch 94946
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"tarragon+ chili - ITALIAN ????

not enough garlic !!!
a lot of water to add in slow cooker recipe / the cooker ** makes ** water
bouillion / yuk !!! - use a good stock instead - ( make your own / freeze in cup size bags ) -"

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fredaevans 94945
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"Which reminds me .... sheesh. Old Ruciptie but very good. Up the Italinan seemesize me, or a cup out of a bottle."

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tsuop 149583
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"I thought this was great, however I used chicken broth in place of the water & bouillon cubes. I've never liked the strong taste of them. Otherwise perfect!!"

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